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2**6 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Another Earth S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Aurora Sports Park S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Earth First S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Earth Mover S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
East Colfax T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Fill In The Blanks S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
For The Grandchildren S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
For the Children S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Good Earth, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Handy Work T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Heaven & Earth S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Hunting Party S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
I Did! I Did! S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Just A Smidgen Harder S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
One For All S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Planet Earth S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Speeding Ticket S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Steve's Wild Turkey Day S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sylvester S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
To the Ends of the Earth S 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Tweety S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Warn 'er T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
When I'm 64 S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wild Bore S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Susanna Dent, Hunt Prothro, Greg Hand, 6/10/2013
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Shared By: Greg Hand on Jun 15, 2013
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Beware on your drive up the canyon or you will understand how this climb was named. Moderate climbing leads to thin moves near the top.

Location

Begin just right of Wild Bore.

Protection

10 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.

A higher 2-bolt anchor has been placed 10 feet higher.

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Great route. Thanks to the developer for providing a well-protected beginner/moderate climb. I am concerned about the anchor bolts. They are placed in rock that is cracked around the left side, with water seeping. The right side of the rock is solid, but freeze/thaw cycles may weaken the rock. I recommend moving the anchor down to the slab where there is currently the last protection bolt. May 15, 2017
Paul Deger
Colorado
Paul Deger   Colorado
Loved this route! Fun slab work with foot smears and little pinches. I agree great lead for beginners! Oct 11, 2015
sadie
Denver, CO
 
sadie   Denver, CO
 
I found this to be a great lead route as the bolts were well spaced and plentiful. I thought this route was more fun than the other 5.6s. Feb 16, 2015
Chick on Crack
Superior, CO
  5.7
Chick on Crack   Superior, CO
  5.7
Awesome slabby route to practice leading. I was debating between a 6 or 7 rate just because of one move, about halfway up, that didn't offer much to hold. To be fair, my slab footwork isn't that great. I like the final bolt placement...it was nice to have a relaxed cleaning stance. We thought about naming the bush Helga. May 6, 2014
Chip Loomis
  5.7
Chip Loomis  
  5.7
Great sustained climb with super safe bolts. Nice exposure at the top.
For some reason I thought this was as challenging as the other 5.7s. These routes get a little wet with a big storm, and the sun does not start drying them out until after 11AM. Sep 15, 2013
Jay Eggleston
Denver
  5.6
Jay Eggleston   Denver
  5.6
This is fun and well bolted, but I think it is 5.6 and not 5.7. Aug 21, 2013
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
  5.6
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
  5.6
One of the best beginner leads around, what with the close bolt spacing, consistent climbing, and a fairly long sport pitch. Nice addition. Jul 11, 2013
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
  5.6
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
  5.6
Right on, Greg, thanks for your efforts! Jul 1, 2013
Greg Hand
Golden, CO
 
Greg Hand   Golden, CO
 
Originally, the anchor was the same as for Hunting Party, but that made cleaning Speeding Ticket difficult because it was too far right. I thought about putting chains at what is now the next to last bolt but decided there was one more move to do. So I added another bolt. Then the rock was bad high on the ledge, so I placed the anchor in the good rock down low. I did not think the bush was a problem, so I let it live. It was a complicated decision. Jun 30, 2013
Jay Samuelson
Denver CO
  5.6
Jay Samuelson   Denver CO
  5.6
The anchor placement one this route confused me, I don't know why it wasn't put at the lip of the ledge instead of on it 5 feet back and behind a bush. Cool route, thanks for putting it in. Jun 30, 2013